One of the colonies of the early Ailuttorutto, Acca began as a fairly minor city-state on the Kern Sea. Brutal military might allowed it to establish a powerful if small state, the Accan Empire, under the rule of the Censoratta, which eventually led to its rulers taking the mask of Redeemer of the Ardavai Exatai. Later, the city and its inhabitants became a linchpin in the organization and maintenance of the Ardavai and Karapeshai Exatai, and the economic heart of those empires.
Acca was heavily fortified near the end of the Ardavai Exatai, and its impressive outer walls are the largest in the region. Following a brief occupation by Evyni soldiers early the War of the Three Gods, its defenses were expanded further, most notably in the creation of the Letoriate, a fortified port and coastal fortress. In addition to numerous outer walls the city is subdivided by internal walls into noble family-owned private quarters, called nuccia, all of which compete to overmatch the other in opulence and elegance.
A non-noble visitor to Acca would find the public infrastructure and buildings bland, militaristic and large but unremarkable, due to the fact that the private life of the city occurs, metaphorically and literally, behind closed doors. The coastal district near the Letoriate is somewhat more vibrant, home to small families and compounds containing foreigners and merchants. The center of the city has a number of public fountains and semi- ruined palaces which have been occupied by squatters and low families. A generational project under Arto Rutarri to provide the city with effective cisterns and sewer systems was completed during the early Karapeshai period, allowing the city to continue its growth.